This is a booklet about the Swedish legislation on corporal punishment. It is a co-production between Save the Children Sweden and the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. In 2009 it is 30 years since Sweden introduced a ban on all forms of violent and emotionally abusive treatment of children. In so doing, Sweden became the first country in the world to prohibit violence as a means of child-rearing. Many countries have since followed the Swedish example, and as of March 2009 a total of 24 nations have legislation banning all corporal punishment in the home.The 30th anniversary of the ban on all forms of violence and demeaning treatment of children in Sweden reminds us what legislation and awareness campaigns can achieve – and how vital it is to keep working together to redouble efforts to protect the right of children to freedom from violence and emotional abuse.